One of the premier frontline prospects not only in the Lone Star State but in the country, ‘22 Zuby Ejiofor talks to TBB after Garland’s 79-72 win vs Sachse on Tuesday. Coming off an ankle sprain, in which he still isn’t 100% healed, Zuby still impacted the game in multiple ways, and either that was as an interior defender, blocking/altering shots or scoring via face-up opportunities from 12-15ft out.
“It was sore but I was ready to go back to my brothers and play again. We got to a little losing streak and I know I had to come back and get us back on track,” Ejiofor said.
Zuby’s in a unique situation. Both of his brothers are on the team as well and receive quality minutes. Younger brother in 2023 Chuks Ejiofor & older brother ‘21 Ugo Ejiofor bring production to the table for the Owls. Zuby talks about playing with his brothers.
“This is by far the best season we have had in a long time (Garland is 12-2 on the season). It’s fun to play with my brothers and they had one of their best games of the year tonight. Just playing with them and the experience has been like no other. We want to win district and go for a state title.”
Let’s switch gears and talk recruitment. Zuby holds offers from Seton Hall, TCU, Houston, Texas, Western Kentucky & Virginia Tech. He talks about schools that have reached out to him as of late.
“Illinois, Purdue, Ohio State, Stanford, Baylor, TCU & Texas are ones that have been reaching out. They contact me on a regular basis.
As far as an ideal fit, Zuby said, “A school that will use my versatility. Allow me to take man off the dribble, shoot an open shot and be strong in the paint.”
Had a good conversation with Dr. Andy Philchak. Someone that has been a huge part in the Ejiofor Family’s life, gave me more insight on Zuby’s recruitment.
-They have spoken to every school in the Big 12
–Santa Clara, UNLV, Michigan have also been reaching out
–TCU & Texas are making him a high priority. Have been talking to Zuby every day. In my opinion, they have stood out the most so far.
-As previously stated, a school that’ll allow Zuby to operate offensively & utilize versatility will play a factor in decision. Opportunity to make an impact early will as well.
-Location will not play role if school is the right fit
-Look for Zuby to narrow list to three schools once players are able to take official visits
-The plan is for Ejiofor to commit after the EYBL season is over. He will be playing with the Houston Hoops this club season.
Zuby possesses a physical profile that stands out amongst his peers. Legit size, athleticism and plays with motor. Holds big-time rebounding instincts and can affect games on the glass and as a shot blocker. Offensive game has made strides but he still has a lot of room for growth. He started playing basketball in the 8th grade & he’s still 16yrs old so I do believe once he continues to play more basketball he will figure it out over-time.